Zakiyyah’s work has been seen and/or developed all around the country; including the world premiere of 10 Things To Do Before I Die (Second Stage). She’s the winner of numerous awards and residencies; including the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwriting Award, ACT New Play Award/Lorainne Hanseberry Prize, amongst others. An alumni of New Dramatists, and recent participant in Center Theater Groups Writers Lab. Past commissions include: Second Stage, The Philadelphia Theater Company and the Children’s Theater of Minneapolis. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama (MFA in playwriting); for four years she was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bard College where she taught undergraduate playwriting. Most recently, she was a writer on the television show GREY’S ANATOMY.